Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD)
The role of traumatic brain injury in the health of homeless and precariously housed individuals
Dr. William Panenka is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of
British Columbia. He holds a unique dual certification from the College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Canada in both the specialties of neurology and psychiatry, one of only two such
specialists in Western Canada. He is currently a member of the BC Neuropsychiatry Program with a
specific focus on brain injury patients.
As a clinical researcher, his main goals over the next five years are to continue his work with the homelessness in Vancouver’s downtown eastside, and set up a mild traumatic brain injury research program at the University of British Columbia.